Fall and Halloween Events in and around Ridgewood NJ
It’s spooky season! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with some of these local favorites. We’ve put together some of the best events, shopping locations, treats, and spots to visit. Don’t forget to stock up on candy before Halloween!
Ridgewood Halloween Maze and Houses
Visit a local Halloween house and/or maze! Ridgewood residents go all out with their festive decorations. Some favorites include:
124 Sheridan Terrace, Ridgewood NJ
The hours are 4-9pm weekdays and noon to 9pm on weekends – it is not open in the rain! The maze is always free. The best age for the maze is from when you can read until while you can still walk. BEWARE! Maze creatures come out when it is dark!
294 West End Avenue, Ridgewood NJ
Impressive and scary decorations and inflatables! Open Fridays 6:30-9pm, Saturdays 5:30-9pm (with the first hour less scary for little kids!), and also on Halloween.
Check out this page for the most decorated houses and Halloween happenings in Ridgewood! Always be respectful of homeowners – enjoy!
Go on a Halloween Cemetery Tour
The Ridgewood Historical Society (always an interesting resource in town as it is located at a former one-room schoolhouse in Ridgewood) offers a Halloween cemetery walk on 10/27 AND 10/28. Reserve a spot by calling 201-447-3242 or emailing [email protected]
Take the Haunted Ridgewood Walking Tour
What secrets hide behind certain stately mansions in Ridgewood’s historic district? See the houses where some guests have never left and hear the history that marks them forever. Some houses have very interesting stories. End up at Ridgewood’s notorious haunted maze. Find your way through the maze’s one secret passage (or go mad searching!). Spooky attire is encouraged! Our trip into darkness will end at 8:00 pm. Sweet dreams are(n’t) made of this! Spaces on these tours are limited so sign up soon!
Every Friday in October.
Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/scYSyUA
Ridgewood Halloween Haunted Harvest
The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce brings to you Every Year “Halloween Haunted Harvest”. (weather permitting) to Memorial Park at Van Neste Square…………If you dare, walk through the HAUNTED GRAVEYARD, jump through the PUMPKIN PATCH, and more. Join Our Halloween Parade & Contest with your best costume
12 Noon – Kids Parade and 1 PM – Pet Parade – Visit the Good Witch all day.
Stroll through downtown Ridgewood while enjoying the shops, restaurants, and crisp fall air. Bonus points if you can get a head start on your holiday shopping at Bookends, Hustle and Heart, and Hot Jewelry Box! Check out The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce for more.
Ridgewood High School New Players Trunk or Treat
Sunday 10/29 at Ridgewood High School
Spooky skits by our talented high schoolers and trunk or treating in the parking lot! Wear your costumes! $10 – buy your tickets here: RHS New Players Trunk or Treat
Zoo Boo at Bergen County Zoo
Get tickets for this weekend’s ZOO BOO event – spooky fun at the zoo both during the day and at night! Zoo Boo – Bergen County Zoo
The zoo is the perfect opportunity for educational wildlife experiences, and fall is the perfect time to visit. – located in nearby Paramus – is perfect for a day of walking and enjoying the newly crisp weather. There is a train, carousel, playground, and there are plenty of animal attractions.
Go Pumpkin Picking
Go pumpkin picking! Local favorite Secor Farms has all you need for pumpkins and hayrides on a nice fall day. Bonus points if you then carve the pumpkin and roast the seeds! Abmas Farm also has a great hayride and barnyard, but requires reservations.
Get Fall Decor and Plants
Visit a local nursery, like Rohsler’s in Allendale to buy mums, pumpkins, and gourds to adorn your front stoop, go on a hayride, and pick out seasonal decoration! (Don’t forget the bulbs to plant NOW for spring flowers like tulips later!).
In Bergen County, each season brings its own traditions and fun, and we are here to help you celebrate it. Part of loving a home is enjoying the community, and Ridgewood and Glen Rock do not disappoint. Be sure to contact The Gubb Team for homes for sale in Ridgewood NJ.
Let us know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for fall activities and places to visit in Bergen County!